This occurs often for me, and I sketch it out. It also helps me to find inspirational images to sketch next to; I found these watercolors to capture the gauzy romance and lightness I wanted. For my final project I wanted to do a figure drawing; I came up with a few concept sketches, but ended up dissatisfied with all of them. I was particularly inspired by Woman at the Height of Her Beauty by Kitagawa Utamaro:
This is reality, don't you think? I've always found people to be most beautiful when they are trying the least; modesty and innateness are some of the most admirable qualities for me.
I tried to use different aspects of Kitagawa's artwork; women stretching, looking away, etc. The drapery and fabric textile is also key. I will try again tomorrow.
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